Im fed up. Ive been a Cubase user for over ten years and enough is enough now! This piece of software is buggy as hell, and theres no excuse for it. Since I have owned Cubase on the Mac it crashes at least once a day. Sometimes when you close a project and open a new project it crashes, often when you load a VSTi, it crashes. Ive now grown accustomed to the application quitting itself out, its just part of how Cubase operates.
But professionally speaking I just dont think the Steinberg designers can justify the cost of the application, £500, thats an enmormous amount of money, you can buy a Mac or studio monitors for that.
Each year they bring out a new version with added features but the company still do not address its basic operating performance. I have no need for these new features, what I do need is that the application continues to run without quitting out half way through a save or I need to reset the machine because Cubase has completely crashed core audio. Im sorry but this is unacceptable, not when they are trying to call this a professional tool.
I dont care wether its Cubase itself that causes the crash, a VSTi or something else, the fact is, this application is unstable and has been since Cubase SX, and I have used it on a multitude of machines and operating systems. For example, I load up Logic, Ableton or Studio One and I can work all day on either system and not experience the crashing that I experience with Cubase.
My thoughts are that each and every application above was written from scratch. I even heard that Apples Logic was completely re-written. Cubase on the other hand feels heavy, like theres code from the beginning of time buried away. When you load a project or quit the application it takes forever.
My advise, stop cheating us by asking us to pay for these shitty yearly iterations. Instead go back to the software and re-write the basic infrastructure and give us a solid working platform we can use to create professional music. I dont care about fancy new features, and I have no interest in the fact Hans Zimmer uses it. Give ME a working piece of software I can rely on!!!